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METALLIC mercury poisoning is unusual. Oral intake of metallic mercury is usually of no consequence to the patient's health. However, subcutaneous or intravenous injection of mercury poses a definite health hazard. We present a case of intentional self-injection of metallic mercury; systemic...
To the Editor.—
I read the report by John G. Clark, Jr, MD (242:279, 1979), on cults, and I want to say he has done an excellent job condensing a vast, complex subject into a clear, short presentation.
Several points should be reiterated, however, so "when friends or patients ask about" cults,...
To the Editor.—
We would like to report the following case.
Report of a Case.—
A 51-year-old patient was known to suffer from mitral stenosis from rheumatic heart disease since he was 20 years old. At the age of 28 years, he underwent closed commissurotomy in Turkey and felt well until 1968,...
Employment status and factors related to resumption of employment were studied in 564 male patients one and four years following an aortocoronary bypass operation. For age categories of less than 55, 55 to 59, and 60 years or older at the time of the operation, 90%, 68%, and 44%, respectively,...
This is a worthwhile book for the general psychiatrist and perhaps for the physician in any specialty who has managed to keep himself knowledgeable in the recent findings in the physiology, biochemistry, and endocrinology of the brain, especially the hypothesis involving the catecholamine and...
Between July 1971 and March 1977, steroid-induced diabetes (SD) developed postoperatively in 31 (10.8%) of 286 nondiabetic adult kidney transplant recipients who were observed for a total of 410 patient transplant years. There was a highly significant association between HLA-A28 and SD. There...
The expertise required to assess practically and accurately the office patient guarantees an eager approach to a book entitled Towards Earlier Diagnosis in Primary Care.
The author, Keith Hodgkins, MD, has correctly diagnosed a medical training deficiency, namely, inadequate experience with...
To the Editor.—
Rubinstein (242:323, 1979) comments on the absence of the uvula in Bedouins. Uvulectomy has been practiced by many ethnic groups in Ethiopia. During two years at the School of Public Health in Gondar, Ethiopia, I observed the uniform absence of the uvula, which was felt to...
Not all drugs should be prescribed generically, as indicated by Drs Carter and Tarshis. Digoxin is one that is best prescribed by brand name. As pointed out in our article, the Food and Drug Administration itself did not approve digoxin for substitution under the New York State...
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